Month by month, our Weibold Academy series touches different topics from the world of tire recycling and highlights different sides of running this business. If you have missed our previous articles, you can find links in the end of this post.

By its nature, tire recycling and pyrolysis are capital-intensive businesses which require rather big investments to lay a foundation of successful production. The industry is constantly changing. Existing markets are under threat, other markets emerge. More than ever it is important to facilitate and support R&D efforts. Associations and businesses around the world work hard to protect existing and build new markets for the industry by developing new value-added products from the main output materials of the industry – recycled rubber granulates (crumb rubber), pyrolytic fuel oil and recovered carbon black (rCB).

Many tire recycling associations already collaborate with universities and research institutions to create innovative products which guarantee much needed markets for the tire recycling and pyrolysis operators. Tyre Stewardship Australia (TSA) funds projects in Australia to develop rubber powder and plastic composites for injection molding, reinforced crumb rubber concrete, tests the benefits of crumb rubber asphalt over expansive clay soils, develop equine porous pavement systems, build high-performance wall system using baled end-of-life tires, etc.

To make more breakthroughs possible and fuel needed innovation, the industry around the world is recommended to intensify partnering up with independent industry experts, testing institutes and universities. The industry will directly benefit from a fast-paced technology and product development to substitute more and more virgin materials and create more and higher value markets.

Research communities and scientific journals abound with studies on recycled tire-derived materials and their use into civil engineering products. Up-to-date articles on the topics at ScienceDirect – prominent Elsevier’s publication platform for scientific researches – include:

The need for ongoing research remains an ongoing issue in tire recycling and pyrolysis. Making concerted efforts, operators, associations, R&D Institutions, universities and researchers will achieve remarkable goals. If you run a tire recycling or pyrolysis business, consider supporting young researchers and collaborating with universities to contribute to the industry’s success. This industry is truly remarkable and full of opportunities!

To learn more about up-to-date commercial technologies in tire recycling and pyrolysis write us at sales@weibold.com. Weibold has been helping building successful tire recycling and pyrolysis businesses since 1999. Our services include among others:

  • Pre-feasibility studies
  • Market studies
  • Technology evaluation (due diligence)
  • Grant search
  • Bankable business plants
  • Plant modification
  • Sales support

Links to our previous articles:

  1. Welcome to weibold! Academy
  2. weibold! Academy: Recycled Rubber Output Spectrum and Rubber Granulates
  3. weibold! Academy: Rubber Granulates, Rubber Powder, Tire Derived Steel and Tire Derived Fiber
  4. weibold! Academy: Tyre Recycling Value Chain
  5. weibold! Academy: Applications for Tyre Recycling Plant Output
  6. weibold! Academy: Rubber Granulate Applications
  7. weibold! Academy: Rubber Powder Applications – Rubber Industry
  8. weibold! Academy: Rubber Powder Applications – Surface Coatings
  9. weibold! Academy: Success Factors in the Tire Recycling Industry
  10. weibold! Academy: Understanding Tire Recycling Technology
  11. weibold! Academy: Total Quality Management in Tire Recycling
  12. weibold! Academy: Applications for Fibers from End-of-Life Tires
  13. weibold! Academy: Safety and health effects of crumb rubber infill in artificial turf
  14. weibold! Academy: Tire pyrolysis – products and applications
  15. weibold! Academy: Tire-derived fuel in cement production
  16. weibold! Academy: How to improve tire collection in small cities
  17. weibold! Academy: How to prevent tire fires
  18. weibold! Academy: Recycled tires in railroad construction
  19. weibold! Academy: Basics about tire-derived fuel
  20. weibold! Academy: Waste tires in civil engineering
  21. weibold! Academy: How to create your own sandals from used tires
  22. Weibold Academy: Sustainable rubber powder composites
  23. Weibold Academy: How recycled tires enhance safety of children on playgrounds
  24. Weibold Academy: Recycled tires in footwear manufacturing
  25. Weibold Academy: Advantages and the current state of tire retreading industry
  26. Weibold Academy: Basics about rubberized asphalt
  27. Weibold Academy: What to consider before buying tire recycling equipment
  28. Weibold Academy: Tire recycling regulations in Europe
  29. Weibold Academy: Tire pyrolysis and heating oil
  30. Weibold Academy: Tire recycling needs more support from governments
  31. Weibold Academy: Advances in tire recycling technology
  32. Weibold Academy: Problems of tire disposal and how tire recycling business can improve environment
  33. Weibold Academy: how big is the global tire recycling market
  34. Weibold Academy: products from recycled tires which have great commercial potential
  35. Weibold Academy: what to consider when launching tire recycling business in developing countries
  36. Weibold Academy: tire pyrolysis fuel and emission standard developments
  37. Weibold Academy: how recycled tire-derived materials can improve properties of concrete
  38. Weibold Academy: applications of rubber mulch from recycled tires
  39. Weibold Academy: impact of alternative fuels in cement industry on tire collection and recycling in developing countries
  40. Weibold Academy: increasing profitability of recycling businesses with innovative rubber products
  41. Weibold Academy: Interdependence of rCB and oil production due to economic and regulatory constraints
  42. Weibold Academy: How used tires can improve the electricity problem in developing countries